Join Walker Wellness Retreats on this 8-night/9-day all-inclusive luxury adventure to Africa! We will be visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. From the time we pick you up at the airport, everything will be taken care of from start to finish. All transportation, meals, and activities are included.
The great part about visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana during July is that it is winter there and that means very little to no bugs!
Please note that everything is completely optional. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather. This retreat is a little more active as we will be moving from place to place as we cover a lot of land but we hope to provide you with a nice mixture between relaxation and excursions. Please also note that the retreat officially starts on the first day at the welcome dinner and ends after breakfast on the last day.
All travelers need a visa for entry to Zimbabwe. Visas are issued on arrival (VoA) at the respective point of entry and vary in length depending on the need of the traveler. All travelers must obtain visas at the port of entry as currently there is not an option of obtaining a visa through the Zimbabwean Embassy.
You do not need a visa for South Africa or Botswana at this time.
No vaccines are mandatory but please review suggested vaccines at least 6 weeks prior to departure for your trip.
The best thing to do is to book an appointment at your local travel clinic and tell them you are going to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana and which vaccines do they feel you should get.
They recommend Hep A and B, Malaria ( though you are going in winter so less of a risk for sure), Typhoid and Yellow Fever ( you are good for life once you get this one).
It’s good to have rabies, meningitis, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap, pneumonia, and influenza. Your primary care doctor or your local travel clinic can tell you which vaccines you’ve already had and which ones you need.
Please make sure you have at least 3 empty pages in your passport and that it is valid for at least 6 months after you return from your trip.
USD can be accepted but please make sure you have new, crisp bills with no imperfections for them to be accepted.
If you would like to extend your stay in Africa, Walker Wellness Retreats can assist you. Please outreach to Amy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org to review your options. We will be going to Rwanda and Uganda after this retreat.
During our stay at Senalala Safari Lodge, guests can enjoy twice-daily game drives (approximately 3 hours long) in open safari vehicles that offer unobstructed views in all directions. The first game drive leaves soon after sunrise, with a stop for coffee or tea and a snack in the bush. The second game drive departs in the late afternoon with a stop for sun-downers, where guests can watch the sunset over the African horizon. After the sun sets, we continue with a drive back to the lodge aided by a spotlight for night sightings.
The animals roam free, and we get to view them in this open habitat. In exceptional circumstances, vehicles will go off-road for unusual sightings, providing guests with a unique safari experience to get close to Africa’s wildlife.
What should I bring with me to Africa?
Amy Walker, MSW, LCSW, CCM, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Owner of Walker Wellness Retreats. Amy started Walker Wellness Retreats in 2016 due to her love for travel and helping others experience the world. When Amy is not leading international retreats, she works as an online mental health therapist. Amy is passionate about helping individuals and couples work through barriers and find new ways to communicate, connect, and thrive. In addition, Amy loves international travel, wine tasting, whale watching, and the outdoors. Amy works alongside her husband, Brian Walker, to run Walker Wellness Retreats.
Amy has a love for traveling to Africa and had led 6 group travel trips to Africa and counting!
To meet more of the Walker Wellness Retreats team, visit the About Us page on our website.
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The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at email@example.com to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.
Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.
Helpful hints: If you have two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and want your own room, select 1 Single Occupancy package below.
Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.
Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages above.
Welcome to South Africa! Here you start your luxury African safari adventure!
You will be picked up from O.R. Tambo International Airport and taken to your hotel for the evening. The retreat does not officially start until the welcome dinner at the hotel.
7:00 PM - Orientation and dinner as a group at the hotel.
Overnight at the Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport.